Venezuelan Bicentennial Celebration Embraces Stude...
Mon, 2010-04-26 16:21 — admin
It was an event which celebrated diversity and culture here at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. The University commemorated the Venezuelan Bicentennial Celebration this week as student and guests were treated to various colourful performances involving song, dance and exhibitions.
His Excellency Manuel Guzman the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela officiated this landmark celebration and said that Limkokwing University is a wonderful pool of multicultural society.
The celebration marked Venezuela's 200th anniversary of its independence and was the 5th yearly celebration which has taken place in Malaysia.
The event commenced with a patriotic performance by Gloria al Bravo Pueblo who belted out the Venezuelan national anthem.
His Excellency said that holding this event in Limkokwing University allowed the Republic of Venezuela to establish an important relationship with the public and promote good cultural exchange especially with students and the academic world.
It was a spectacle of traditions and culture as various acts took to the stage in illustrating Venezuela's vibrant traditions. Amongst them was Patricia Calzadilla, professional instructor, dancer and owner of the Ritmo Latino Dance School in Malaysia, who performed the Venezuelan national dance 'Joropo' which much resembles the waltz and has both African and European influences. Guests and students jumped into the rhythmic Latino vibes played by the Los Reyes de la Salsa band.
The Salsa dance workshop which took place later that day allowed guests to learn the Latin-American dance.
'This is what you truly call a global university. One gets to learn about cultures from as far as South America. Venezuela has a great culture which expresses itself in the language of dance and art,' said student Ambassador Sarfarazali Chagani.
Guests and students toured the Photographic Exhibition masterpieces of Goajir"a culture - the Northern region of Venezuela - by Gustavo Bauer, a Venezuelan photographer who depicted Venezuelan life through his illustrative pictures.
Three movies will be screened later this week depicting various areas of Venezuelan life. Amongst the movies screened, "Tocar Y Luchar": To Play and to Fight is a worldwide famous film which portrays the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System. The documentary reveals the inspirational stories of world class musicians trained by the Venezuelan system. Miranda Returns - a movie which is a dramatic reimagining of the life of independence hero Francisco de Miranda- and 1, 2, 3 Women were also screened.